China vows to expand two-way openness, deepen anti-virus cooperation with Russia
Updated 22:43, 02-Dec-2020

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday said China is willing to share development opportunities with Russia, expand two-way openness and join hands to fight the pandemic. 

Premier Li made the remarks at the 25th regular meeting with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin via video link.  

China and Russia jointly uphold the international order with the United Nations at its core, and uphold multilateralism and free trade, which is beneficial not only to both sides but also to the world, Li said. 

China is willing to synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with Russia's development strategy, consolidate traditional cooperation and promote new breakthroughs in economic and trade cooperation, energy, agriculture and other fields, Premier Li continued. 

China will accelerate cooperation with Russia in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, digital economy and small and medium-sized enterprises, besides strengthening cultural exchanges and deepening cooperation in education, tourism, Winter Olympics and other areas, Li added. 

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Mishustin said Russia and China are supporting each other in the face of the pandemic and efficient dialogue and cooperation reflected the high level of bilateral ties.

Russia is willing to work with China to fight the pandemic, bring bilateral trade and investment back on the growth track as soon as possible, promote cooperation in industry, agriculture, transportation, energy, digital economy, aerospace and other fields, enhance cultural exchanges and regional cooperation, and push China-Russia relations to a new level, he stressed. 

During the meeting, Li and Mishustin jointly announced the adoption of a joint communique of the 25th regular meeting and a number of cooperative documents between the two sides.  

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